Plovdiv to Thessaloniki bus

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Plovdiv - Thessaloniki Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki. Traveling by bus from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki usually takes around 7 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest Arda Tur bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance139 mi (224 km)
Shortest duration7h 10m
Cheapest price$24.74
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceArda Tur
Bus lines3

What bus companies travel from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki?

There are 3 bus lines from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 3 daily trips, Arda Tur usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Arda Tur37h 47m$29.69
Citylines17h 55m$24.74
Tourist Service Holding AD17h 50m$29.04
  • Arda Tur is a Bulgarian intercity bus company serving a large number of cities in Bulgaria as well as destinations across Europe, like Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany. Onboard, you’ll find extra legroom, air conditioning, restrooms, complimentary WiFi and power outlets. There are also snacks and drinks available for purchase as well.

  • Citylines, a prominent Bulgarian bus company based in Sofia, offers an extensive network of routes connecting cities within Bulgaria and beyond, operating numerous daily trips. The company's services extend to countries such as Greece, Turkey, Montenegro, and Germany, providing convenient travel options for passengers. One of Citylines' popular routes is the 12-hour journey from Sofia to Athens, which runs twice daily, and passengers can enjoy amenities such as air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and Wi-Fi connectivity for a comfortable and convenient travel experience.

  • Book Tourist Service Holding AD from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki from $29. Typically there is one Tourist Service Holding AD schedule per day from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki and you can expect on average to pay for a Tourist Service Holding AD ticket to Thessaloniki. In Plovdiv, Tourist Service Holding AD departs to Thessaloniki from Bus Station South . In Thessaloniki, Tourist Service Holding AD arrives at Macedonia Intercity Bus Station .

    An average trip on Tourist Service Holding AD from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki takes 7 hours and 50 minutes , while the fastest available Tourist Service Holding AD trip will get you to Thessaloniki in 7 hours and 10 minutes .

    On weekends, Tourist Service Holding AD offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Thessaloniki.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 49 minutes to cover the 139 miles from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Thessaloniki, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Plovdiv to Thessaloniki without transferring.

City Information

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Plovdiv?

Main departure station: Bus Station South

Plovdiv has two bus stations with service to Thessaloniki.

All bus stations in Plovdiv:

  • Bus Station South

  • Plovdiv Central Railway Station

Where does the bus arrive in Thessaloniki?

Main arrival station: Bus Station KTEL

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Thessaloniki.

All bus stations in Thessaloniki:

  • Bus Station KTEL

  • Macedonia Intercity Bus Station

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